Are Non-biodegradable plastics a thing of the past?!!!

Researchers have found a fungi in the Amazon rainforest that can degrade and utilize the common plastic polyurethane (PUR) for energy.   What a thought...that after all our destructive consumption of plastic has done to hurt mother nature, that she might hold the fix to this problem!!!?     Amazing! Read more [...]

Stephen Fry in America [short-movie series]

Amazing what a new perspective on a culture can tell us about ourselves.   I think this Englishman gives us that and--at times--an appreciation for the geography we have in United States.   Perhaps the most telling takeaway I found from, say,  Episode 2, is the relatively great abundance of resources Read more [...]

Sugata Mitra’s new education model, SOLEs, could be how our children learn in the future

An absolutely enlightening and astonishing piece on Sugata Mitra's research and, now, pursuit to further a new education model he calls Self Organizing Learning Environments (SOLEs). Below is the video of Sugata's Ted Talk, which shows his work and the amazing ability of children (young minds).    Highlights Read more [...]

changing the world is heavy stuff

I know this sounds cheezy, but trust me on this one... I just finished watching Episode 1 of the new TV series The Philanthropist, and well, I was inspired and moved by the story.   Why?  Well I recommend you watch the episode yourself, but I saw what a difference I could make in someone's life as Read more [...]